LINCOLN — Nebraska’s largest prison faces “alarming” conditions driven by staffing shortages, record overtime and inmates who are secretly using synthetic drugs and contraband cellphones, according to the state’s watchdog for correctional services.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A proposed $248 million settlement has been reached in a decade-old federal court case over defective Chinese drywall that damaged homes and sickened residents.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Heather Locklear has pleaded no contest to charges that she fought with first responders during two visits to her Southern California home last year.
NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein died of suicide by hanging in his cell, New York City’s chief medical examiner has concluded, according to a person familiar with her report, a finding that casts aside conspiracy theories that he was murdered to silence him.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson.
When 63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month, Antonio Basco lost his entire world. So, as the man who felt so alone planned her funeral, he invited the world to join him in remembering his companion of 22 years.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio — Preliminary autopsy results determined that Dayton police gunfire did not cause any of the fatal injuries in the Oregon District shooting, Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger said Thursday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — "Taco Tuesday" is a well-known term for a themed dinner night out or at home, but as many U.S. restaurants over the years have learned, it's trademarked.
ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — A deputy in North Carolina fatally shot a man he says rammed a tractor into his patrol car three times, nearly rolling it.
DAYTON, Ohio — Federal authorities have arrested a man who acknowledged purchasing body armor, AR-15 parts and a 100-round double drum magazine for the Dayton shooter.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Comal County sheriff’s office searching for a woman they say has been crashing weddings and taking gifts.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have separated after less than a year of marriage.
MIAMI — Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide in his Manhattan jail cell, the Miami Herald has confirmed through federal sources.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Families and friends left mourning lives lost in the Dayton mass shooting will begin to bury the dead.
AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) — A woman in central Florida says an alligator ate her 100-pound (45-kilogram) dog.
PHILADELPHIA — A small plane crashed Thursday morning into the backyards of homes in Upper Moreland Township, killing all three people on board.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — In stories Aug. 4-5 about the deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the number of mass killings so far in 2019. The Dayton rampage marked the 23rd mass killing so far in 2019, leaving 131 people dead.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man caught on video petting a bison is the latest example of dangerous behavior by a visitor to Yellowstone National Park.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they believe a millionaire fugitive charged with killing his wife in California spent the past four years in Mexico until intense media coverage led to hundreds of tips and eventually his capture.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifty years ago this week, Charles Manson orchestrated the slaughter of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people over two successive nights in Los Angeles.
NEW YORK (AP) — An anonymous online forum called 8chan has drawn attention in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio because violent U.S. extremists have used it to share tips and encourage one another. The site suffered sporadic outages Monday after its cybersecurity provider cut off …
A husband and wife killed by a gunman at a Walmart in El Paso both died protecting their 2-month-old son, according to family members.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended for compiling a "hit list" of those he wanted to kill and a "rape list" of girls he wanted to sexually assault.
DAYTON, Ohio — A masked gunman in body armor opened fire early Sunday in a popular entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine people, including his sister, and wounding dozens before he was quickly slain by police, officials said.
The suspect in the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, “didn’t hold anything back” when he was interviewed by investigators, the city’s police chief said Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Afton Williamson, star of the ABC crime series "The Rookie," says she is quitting the show because of sexual harassment and racial discrimination she experienced during the making of the show's first season.
A gunman opened fire Saturday at an El Paso, Texas, mall packed with back-to-school shoppers, killing “multiple” people and injuring at least 22, police and city officials confirmed.
SAN DIEGO — The cliff collapse in Encinitas that killed three people Friday underscores the dangers of erosion on bluffs along the California coast.
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities said Friday they are looking to toxicology reports for clues to the death of Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials have closed parks and canceled a Major League Soccer game's fireworks display after plague was confirmed in prairie dogs in a Denver suburb.
FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man who spent more than two decades behind bars for a murder he didn't commit is a free man.
Former Walmart employee Martez Tarrell Abram, 39, has been identified as the suspect who killed two Walmart employees and injured a police officer in a shooting on Tuesday morning, District Attorney John Champion said.
Five people were found dead Sunday night following a reported shooting in Chippewa County, Wis.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man will serve more than three years in prison for faking his own death eight years ago in Eastern Europe to collect a $2 million life insurance policy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Lion King's strong circle of life has reached into a second weekend.
BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the hospital following three surgeries after being shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic.
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Russi Taylor, an actress who gave voice to Minnie Mouse for more than three decades, has died.
MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say they're filing charges against the mother of a child accused of pouring boiling water on an 11-year-old boy as a prank.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a month after a crash that in New Hampshire that killed seven motorcyclists, federal safety officials have issued a report that provides no fresh clues as to the cause of the tragedy.
LEBANON, Kan. – After Peter Zilliox traveled the state of Kansas by motorcycle with his wife and a friend in 2014, the group was looking for a new trek; thus the Smackdab Summer Solstice Run was born.
A 99-year-old World War II veteran paid a visit to Hastings Wednesday as part of an extended impromptu tour of the state of Nebraska and more extensive 50-state tour aimed at giving American citizens a chance to meet a veteran from another era — an opportunity he missed as a younger man more…
“Willa Sibert Cather is greater than General Pershing; she is incomparably greater than William Jennings Bryan. She is Nebraska’s foremost citizen because through her stories she has made the outside world know Nebraska as no one else has done” — Sinclair Lewis, April 1921
Six area farmers and their families are looking to reap the benefits of a berry once relied upon by Native Americans for medicinal purposes that has recently become a much-coveted product in the health food industry.
After touring the Ag Processing Inc. soybean processing plant east of Hastings, including the recent expansion that opened in fall 2016, U.S. Sens Deb Fischer and Pat Roberts spoke Friday about efforts in Washington to ensure there is a strong export market for U.S. agricultural products.
After more than 60 years in Hastings, the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is making a major change.
GENEVA — One hundred twenty-two years ago, Frank O. Edgecombe purchased The Nebraska Signal newspaper, established in 1881, from Dr. J.B. Brazleton and Will R. Gaylord of Fairmont, moved the business to Geneva, and combined it with two newspapers he already owned.
For the second time in 143 years, Pawnee people are returning to the land of their ancestors where today their native corn has come back to life in a new way.
DESHLER — The year was 1967, and 14-year-old Jennifer Reinke had just beaten out 72 other students to win the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.
Fred Petsch barely had time to finish restoring his yellow, 1967 M670 Minneapolis Moline before taking off on the sixth annual Tractor Relay Across Nebraska.
RED CLOUD — Visiting historical places like the Willa Cather Prairie and understanding the impact of those places in the context of today’s society is of vital importance.